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Strong, safe, and resilient : s strategic policy guide for disaster risk management in East Asia and the Pacific (English)

Experiencing both recurrent small-scale events as well as devastating large-scale catastrophes, no other region in the world is affected by disasters as is East Asia and the Pacific. ... See More +

Publication 75847 FEB 28, 2013

Stanton-Geddes, Zuzana; Jha, Abhas K.

Building urban resilience : principles, tools, and practice (English)

Building Urban Resilience in East Asia is a World Bank program that aims to increase the resilience of cities to disasters and the impacts of climate change by using a risk-based approach to making public investment decisions. ... See More +

Publication 75845 FEB 28, 2013

Stanton-Geddes, Zuzana; Miner, Todd W.; Jha, Abhas K.

Cities and flooding : a guide to integrated urban flood risk management for the 21st century (English)

The guide serves as a primer for decision and policy makers, technical specialists, central, regional and local government officials, and concerned stakeholders in the community sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. ... See More +

Publication 66799 JAN 01, 2012

Lamond, Jessica; Bloch, Robin; Jha, Abhas K

Building urban resilience in East Asia (English)

The risks of climate change and natural hazards complicate East Asia's quest for continuous rapid growth. The recent tragic earthquake in Japan with a magnitude 9.0, the most powerful in the country's recorded history, and the subsequent tsunami are a stark reminder of the dangers from natural hazards and the key role of careful and thorough investments the authorities have made in seismic safety and emergency preparedness, which undoubtedly saved countless lives and much more widespread loss. ... See More +

Brief 67889 JAN 01, 2012

Brecht, Henrike; Jha, Abhas K.

Five feet high and rising : cities and flooding in the 21st century (English)

Urban flooding is an increasingly important issue. Disaster statistics appear to show flood events are becoming more frequent, with medium-scale events increasing fastest. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5648 MAY 01, 2011

Bird, Alan; Barker, Robert; Proverbs, David; Lamond, Jessica; Jha, Abhas; Bloch, Robin; Papachristodoulou, Nikolaos; Bhattacharya, Namrata; Lopez, Ana; Davies, John

Safer homes, stronger communities : a handbook for reconstruction after natural disaster : Safer homes, stronger communities : a handbook for reconstructing after natural disasters (English)

Safer homes, stronger communities: a handbook for reconstructing after disasters was developed to assist policy makers and project managers engaged in large-scale post-disaster reconstruction programs make decisions about how to reconstruct housing and communities after natural disasters. ... See More +

Publication 52839 JAN 15, 2010

Jha, Abhas K.; Barenstein, Jennifer Duyne; Phelps, Priscilla M.; Pittet, Daniel; Sena, Stephen;

Low-income housing in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Housing is one of the most important sectors of the economy -- in developing countries as in richer ones -- with large positive externalities in terms of economic growth, public health and societal stability. ... See More +

Brief 38748 JAN 01, 2007

Jha, Abhas K. Spanish

Low-income housing in Latin America and the Caribbean : La vivienda popular en America Latina y el Caribe (Spanish)

Housing is one of the most important sectors of the economy -- in developing countries as in richer ones -- with large positive externalities in terms of economic growth, public health and societal stability. ... See More +

Brief 38748 JAN 01, 2007

Jha, Abhas K. English

A time to choose: Caribbean development in the 21st century (English)

The Caribbean region is at a development crossroads and its member nations must take significant and concrete steps to improve productivity and competitiveness and face up to global competition if they are to accelerate or even maintain past growth, says a new World Bank report1. ... See More +

Brief 34208 JUN 01, 2005

Kathuria, Sanjay; Rouis, Mustapha; Corlett, Michael; Hanson, James; Oberai, Rina H.; Tomlinson, Kevin; Ruppert Bulmer, Elizabeth; Blom, Andreas; Jha, Abhas; Nuamah, Camille; Brenzel, Logan Spanish

A time to choose: Caribbean development in the 21st century : Es tiempo de elegir: desarrollo del Caribe en el siglo XXI (Spanish)

The Caribbean region is at a development crossroads and its member nations must take significant and concrete steps to improve productivity and competitiveness and face up to global competition if they are to accelerate or even maintain past growth, says a new World Bank report1. ... See More +

Brief 34208 JUN 01, 2005

Kathuria, Sanjay; Rouis, Mustapha; Corlett, Michael; Hanson, James; Oberai, Rina H.; Tomlinson, Kevin; Ruppert Bulmer, Elizabeth; Blom, Andreas; Jha, Abhas; Nuamah, Camille; Brenzel, Logan English

Institutions, performance, and the financing of infrastructure services in the Caribbean (English)

This book reviews the access to services, investment needs, tariffs, and efficiency of fifteen Caribbean countries across five infrastructure sectors (telecommunications, electricity, water and sanitation, maritime transport and ports, and airports and air services). ... See More +

Publication 32927 JAN 01, 2005

Jha, Abhas Kumar [editor]

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Strong, safe, and resilient : s strategic policy guide for disaster risk management in East Asia and the Pacific (English)
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FEB 28, 2013 75847 Publication
Building urban resilience : principles, tools, and practice (English)
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FEB 28, 2013 75845 Publication
Cities and flooding : a guide to integrated urban flood risk management for the 21st century (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 66799 Publication
Building urban resilience in East Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67889 Brief
Five feet high and rising : cities and flooding in the 21st century (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 WPS5648 Policy Research Working Paper
Safer homes, stronger communities : a handbook for reconstruction after natural disaster : Safer homes, stronger communities : a handbook for reconstructing after natural disasters (English)
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JAN 15, 2010 52839 Publication
Low-income housing in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 38748 Brief Spanish
Low-income housing in Latin America and the Caribbean : La vivienda popular en America Latina y el Caribe (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2007 38748 Brief English
A time to choose: Caribbean development in the 21st century (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 34208 Brief Spanish
A time to choose: Caribbean development in the 21st century : Es tiempo de elegir: desarrollo del Caribe en el siglo XXI (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2005 34208 Brief English
Institutions, performance, and the financing of infrastructure services in the Caribbean (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 32927 Publication